June 21, 2019
From Our SFA President
Dear St. Peter's Families,
We hope you are all enjoying a fun and relaxing summer! It’s hard to believe we are already thinking about 2019-2020 school year. First and foremost, I would like to thank the outgoing School Family Association (SFA) Board Co-Presidents, Pat and Sarah Hodge. Their work over the past three years as officers has greatly enriched and benefited our school community. I’m looking forward to my year as SFA President and working with the administration, teachers, and school families. The partnership of support between these groups at St. Peter's School continues to positively impact the lives of our children each day in their learning environment.
As a parent with a child at St. Peter’s, you are automatically a member of the SFA. Our mission is to support the teachers and administration at St. Peter’s by providing educational, financial, and volunteer support; something we could not accomplish without parent participation. Whether you are a new family or have had children here for many years, there are several ways to be involved and continue to build support for our school:
* Be actively involved with the school fundraiser – whether this means volunteering to be on the planning committee, helping with the activity day, or simply supporting your children in their fundraising efforts.
* Assist during the school day – several opportunities are available from being a headroom parent, lunchroom monitoring, assisting the teachers in the classroom and many more.
* Assist during special events – be a science fair judge, plan the Halfway Hoedown for the 4th graders, helping during Catholic Schools Week, or Field Day at the end of the year.
* Stay informed – take the time to read the weekly school newsletter and attend the SFA meetings.
* Participate – there are several programs available to help support the school: Scrip, E-Scrip, and dine-to-donate events.
I would like to extend our appreciation for all those who have participated in and/or assisted with the fundraiser in the past. This is a great example of what we can accomplish when we all pull together the gifts of time, talent and treasure. This annual fundraiser has been very successful in the past years, last year raising close to $40,000 to go along with our other ongoing efforts through the Scrip program. Many families have contributed to these programs, and the school greatly benefits as you are helping the SFA achieve the goals that support our school with the many needed school costs and programs. This year the school fundraiser will be "Paint for Peter". Many of the school walls have the original paint, and it is time give the walls a fresh look. With your generous donation, we make this happen along with supporting our teachers and students throughout the year. SFA funds help to support 8th grade graduation and scholarships, various academic programs, the school musical, and general classroom support for teachers and staff.
We are greatly blessed to have a wonderful Catholic education available to our children and are grateful for the many opportunities available to them at St. Peter School. The support of the school families has been and will continue to be an important part of our school. I’m looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year and I’m excited to serve both the school and school families.
Sincerely with the Grace of God,
SFA Board President
SUMMER E-MAIL INFORMATION can be found at our website including the Calendar, Supply List, school lunch information, used uniform consignment info, Extended Day forms and picture day. Forms are due in the school office Friday, July 26. We appreciate your completion of the forms so we can get the processing done before your children arrive. You may slide them under the school doors by the elevator when you come to Mass on Sunday or any weekday.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Our school is as great as we make it! By volunteering, we can help make our school better and have an opportunity to provide a positive impact on our children’s education. What better way to teach our children the spirit of giving, than by the example of giving of ourselves? Each of us can make a difference and we value YOU, our volunteers! This link is for the first semester, and another volunteer sign-up opportunity will be coming in November for the second semester. Click on Volunteer and take a few minutes to sign up. Please do so by July 26.
CLASS LISTS will be posted the first weekend in August by the cafeteria doors. Our Acceptable Use for Technology policy prohibits electronic duplication of the lists, so we ask that you do not take pictures of the lists to send them to others.
EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM If Extended Day care is needed before or after school, click on Extended Day for the printable registration forms. Payment is due at time of registration.
DISMISSAL GROUPS If you are new to our school or wish to change your child’s dismissal group, please stop by the school lobby table on “Meet the Teacher” day on Wednesday, August 14. New families, we will explain the dismissal process at the table. Please stop by the table and sign your child up for a group. Our children report to 1 of 13 dismissal sites to leave the building based on the route and the means (car/walk) by which they get home. Four hundred children dismiss in an ordered manner in just a few minutes with this process.
HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT Reminder that we have eliminated all edible birthday treats in the classrooms, including soda in the Jr. High. Thank you for your efforts in helping to keep our school healthy. It is a sad day when a child brings treats and has to take them back home. Trust me it is sad for the teacher as well as the student(s). We appreciate your cooperation.
UNIFORMS – DENNIS UNIFORM try-on sale will be Sunday-Monday, July 14-15 from 10:00am-6:00pm at the John XXIII Center (click on Dennis for details). Please remember to use Dennis Uniform Scrip for your purchases. USED UNIFORM SALE (Cash Only) will be Sunday, July 14 from 1:00-5:00pm in Vasa Hall (click on Used Uniforms for details). Please drop off used uniforms in the school lobby Saturday afternoon.
SCRIP NEWS - NEW DENNIS UNIFORM SCRIP now available in $15 and $50 denominations, in addition to the $20 denomination. The Dennis Uniform summer sales event will be Sunday-Monday, July 14-15, at John XXIII Center. Please remember to use Scrip when purchasing uniforms! Scrip can be purchased over the summer during each weekend Mass and on Wednesday mornings during open office hours, 9-12:00 noon. Contact Scrip Coordinator Bridget Paseka at email@example.com or 402-480-5463 with any questions.
There are still spots available for volunteers to sell Scrip at the 8:15am Wednesday morning Masses. Please click on Summer Scrip Help to sign up.
SCHOOL PICTURES (Pegasus School Images) for all school families will be taken Wednesday, August 14 from 4-7:30pm. Younger siblings may have their picture taken as well. (Picture day is the same day as “Meet the Teacher”, which runs from 6-7:00pm.)
Appointments: You must make an appointment for each child who will have their picture taken. Beginning today, visit our Back to School Page to access Pick-A-Time and the instructions to make the appointment(s). There will be a check-in station on picture day to avoid congestion. See the website for further picture information. Picture Retake day will be September 4. If you are unable to come August 14 or don’t care for either of your poses, you may have a free retake. The retakes come with two proofs, just like the first set.
CATHOLIC SPORTS LEAGUE SIGNUP SHEET for 7th and 8th graders interested in participating. See the Back to School Page for a printable application. Our league has an equal play rule where all who go out for the sport get to play the same amount. The program provides a great way to learn the games well, and is not intended to be highly competitive.
IMPORTANT GRADE SCHOOL BAND INFORMATION Beginner Band Day will be held Sat., Aug. 24 at Pius X High School. It is a special day to give new players a “jump-start” in band. All new players should come. Woodwinds come in the morning from 9:00-12:00 noon, and Brass & Percussion come in the afternoon from 1:00-4:00pm. To sign up for the Beginner Band Day, click on Register Here If you have questions about the 5th Grade Band Day, please email megan.burkle@piusxnet ---Mr. Jared Wilhelm, Pius X Band Director
SCHOOL LUNCHES St. Peter’s has a wonderful opportunity to eliminate unnecessary paperwork and save money on administrative costs. To manage your School Lunch Account more efficiently, go to www.myschoolbucks.com and sign up today. The system is easy. Just follow the instructions. Also please see attached flyer. If you need assistance, please call the parent support line at 1-855-832-5226.
1st DAY SCHOOL SUPPLIES WEB SITE This is a convenient way to purchase your back-to-school supplies. Just click on School Supplies to get started!